(HOMETOWNLIFE) — Canton sex offender Brandon Tomblin, a former Wayne Memorial High School teacher sentenced Friday to four to 20 years in prison for having sex with teenage male students, apologized in court to the victims, their families, the Wayne-Westland school district and his friends and relatives, especially his parents “who taught me to do better.”

Tomblin, 27, wore a yellow jail uniform as his family watched him face sentencing Friday by Wayne County Circuit Judge Margie Braxton after he earlier pleaded guilty to multiple criminal charges of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, fourth-degree CSC, child sexually abusive activity, using a computer to commit a crime and distributing sexually explicit material to children.

Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Brian Surma told Braxton the students didn’t know Tomblin had HIV.

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